23 Jul 2011

Access All Areas: Pixie Williams

From Access All Areas, 11:55 pm on 23 July 2011

In 1948 20-year-old Pixie Williams became one of Aotearoa's earliest recording stars with 'Blue Smoke', a song written by Ruru Karaitiana. Now 83, Pixie's old 78 RPMs have been dusted off and remastered for a compilation called 'For The Record'. For Access All Areas Trevor Reekie speaks to Pixie's daughter Amelia Costello, the author of early NZ music book 'Blue Smoke' Chris Bourke, and Tim Fraser who supervised the sound restoration.